Flowering Marijuana Plants for Buds indoors or Outdoors, cannabis plants flower in the fall when days become shorter and when the marijuana plant signals itself that annual life is at its end. Indoors, you determine when marijuana flowering takes place simply by changing the growing nutrients, grow light bulbs, and the hours of light the marijuana plants receive each day. During flowering, leafy growth slows and marijuana flowers begin to form. Flowers without seeds are known as marijuana buds and better known as sinsemilla. If a male cannabis plant is in the grow room and its pollen is exposed, it will find its way to your female plants and pollinate it creating cannabis buds filled with seeds. Knowing when to flower your cannabis or marijuana plants is very important, otherwise you will end up with low quality buds.
Flowering Marijuana for Buds
After you have pre-flowered your plants to determine their sex, its time to decide if you want to flower females for buds or if you want to flower males for pollen and cross-breeding. Female plants are known for their heavy, potent flowers filled with resin. The best strains for indoor growing are the ones that stay short and bushy with branches close together, creating denser buds and requiring less space to be grown in. Cannabis plants will start to flower when they receive 12 hours of light per day. In order to force flowering you also need to change the nutrients and the lights from Mini Sunburst Metal Halide 175w w/ Lamp
to Hydrofarm 1000 Watt HPS Radiant Economy Grow Light System. Most strains will show signs of flowers within 2 weeks of being introduced into flowering. The flowers will appear near the top of the plant, small white pistols will appear. The flowering time varies from strain to strain, averaging 9 weeks. Once your plants are done flowering you will need to harvest them. My videoshows you step by step on how to do this.
Flowering Marijuana for Seeds
Male Cannabis Plants flower approx. 1-2 weeks before females. When male plants flower they release pollen, which will find its way to a female, creating buds filled with seeds. If you do not want seeds you need to remove the plant as soon as it shows signs of being a male. If you are choosing to cross-breed, you will want to have female plants in the room you are using for flowering marijuana.